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population of major cities in america, cities like miami, florida; tulsa, oklahoma; minneapolis/st. paul. their populations are all around 400,000 people. so i think when you are successful in signing up the equivalent of a major city in america for this service, you have something that is gaining traction and making sense. >> host: now, is this something that was mandated as part of the nbc deal, or is this something that comcast is doing on its own? is. >> guest: so the answer is both. this was a comcast concept that we, that we were preparing before the nbc universal transaction. we offered it up as a voluntary commitment to the fcc as something to help the fcc in its public interest determination, but we would have done this with or without the nbc universal transaction. and we've, obviously, gone far beyond the nature of the commitment in terms of the, in terms of eligibility of the program and the speed of the project, of the product, the way we're running sign-ups, the way we're promoting it. so we are, we are certainly in internet essentials 2.0, it barely resembles the origin pr
. louis city schools at roosevelt high school, for the past six years we've been knee-deep in the problem center city. and by the way, we 50,000 kids now with normandie going the other way and not accredited schools, 50,000. philip busch stadium standing room only. we need more people employed in the state. we need more opportunity, we need more dreams to be fulfilled and we are simply languishing at the bottom of the barrel almost every economic category. you know, a lot of education is leadership and it starts at the top. i think there's well-intentioned people. were starting to show signs of progress and it was. we been in there. we've been in the trenches. for six years we've been trying to find a solution to the problems. kansas city, we can help getting it going from the ideas we have. there is racial disparity that comes to economic opportunity and jobs. in the best gift we give somebody as a career. >> jim higgins. >> okay, well one of the most inefficient things you can do with education dollars to send it to jefferson city and let the bureaucrats deal with that and then admit th
in the schools and city wide, rates of o begsty dropped by 5.5% district wide in four years. you can make a difference with these programs. other places such as philadelphia and the state of mississippi are also beginning to see meaningful progress in reducing childhood weight problems. stopping the routine selling of junk food at schools reenforces the message to children that they need to adopt healthier eating and exercise habits that hopefully will last a lifetime for them. .. involving parents, schools and communities to help make healthy food choices. as you've heard, obesity and i got men and women have pack. the armed services simply must have inadequate pool so we can meet our 21st century staffing. a bottom line, getting junk food out of our schools is critically important to making sure america's child obesity crisis does not become a more serious national security crisis. thank you. >> thank you or much, general myers, general pinckney. we now open to couple questions from the media. yes, ma'am. >> wendy jones of nbc. to anyone please, does military really want to recruits who
. rao the city to the other radio in los angeles. like to point out that we're all graduates of the university of michigan law school. different years. larry is older than i am. and is a little bit younger, but the three of us all graduated from law school. now one of us has been invited back to campus to speak. go figure. three nationally syndicated talk show hosts with a lot of audience and none of us have been invited back. every five years i invited back to harvard to be the person that this town. that the chief of staff and director of the peace corps and communications director. duval patrick is the governor of massachusetts. grover norquist. it's like groundhog day every side -- every five years before us identify our class. we have the only two conservatives the gun and of harvard. the rest of us just throw things at us. it's always amusing commute the series is very good. come back in november bummer doing when it -- william henry harrison. it's a very short program. you don't want to miss that one. and such a presidential merit i visited his tomb. his tomb is in a s
rate of any big city school system. one thing i want, i hope the whole panel will be able to address, so i have children, and you look at these numbers and they're just astonishing. you are going to earn $15 a year, and our when you're age 50 if you dropout from high school. that's if you were. there's a good chance we'll be unemployed. one at a 25 are incarcerated at why do people make these decisions and how did you get them to change them? >> it's very hard. when a child is such dropped out of school, it's a hard decision. some people think is easy. is one of the toughest decision the cable make in a lifetime. we do get to the point where they decided to give up, before jumping into saying a few things, it's about people. houston is about people. it's the greatest city in the country. my wife and i love living there. the weather does not equal that of san diego but the people are fabulous. so interesting in houston in 2007 by dropout rate was 22.5%. today, it's 11.8% number. so we cut it in half. as we did in queensboro north carolina and as we were beginning to do in san diego. i
. we will all remember the attack of 9/11. and to attack the towers of new york city, i can share with all due respect to our intelligence if al qaeda wanted to attack the towers but they chose to attack in the u.s. in washington d.c. to send a message. so for that i hope the united states whoever is elected will take a decision to stop the nuclear race today. something very interesting when you look at the arab leaders they are afraid from iran becoming nuclear so for that matter i think we would like to take action for the u.s. to sit idly by israel has to do it by itself. missiles fly in from iran, lebanon, and gaza would send hundreds of missiles but allowing iran to become nuclear to the option of fighting ourself, it is clear message of what to do with the redoubt the u.s. one of the main points of my book is the issue of the two-state solution. you must finish the conflict and it will be a palestinian state if obama adopted the approach to build up the palestinian state but in my book i prefer a new paradigm we have tried it for the last 20 years we tried with gaza and it d
york city and is just under 90 minutes. >> we are here again once again for the wine institute in connection with this conference dedicated to examining that 2012 presidential election and the way it may be being shaped by the memory of the holocaust and the politics of israel. we can find no to more interesting people to discuss this topic for many, many reasons. first, a former 3-term mayor of new york city, ed koch. [applause] people forget, i do not, but people forget that he actually started out in congress. so with the discussion that we are talking about, it's not merely about his days as america also, he, too, has run for congress and knows what that means. i think in his more recent you can think of him as a kingmaker in guiding the jewish vote. many people -- well, he may not agree to this, but he made many people think of him as a king maker of sorts of where the jewish vote is headed in that is another reason to have him. and he may disown the kingmaker title, but to some degree our next guest, congressman bob turner might say that the support of the mayor had given
is more global, it's more commercial, and it's more financially complex. the real city truer today than it was yesterday. and it will be truer tomorrow than it is today. the defense industry in the suppliers that it is made up of are constantly changing and adapting to the department rierpts, and conditions set phot in the commercial marketplace. this evolution in the base brings with it new and difficult challenges. and it begs for a flexible, adaptive approach to the ever changing realty on the ground. outdating con instructs of the estatic where the u.s. government could dictate certain insurances or impose flexible rules must giveaway to the facts on the ground that the base is no longer a sing -- policy must take this these in to account and develop a more sophisticated and nuanced view of the base. the goods and services the department relies upon reaches far deeper in to the overall global economy than most appreciate. there are unique items for us, the items themselves often reply upon a complex supply chain of providers that are restricted or comp prized would jeopardize the --
choices could be part of the solution to the childhood obesity epidemic. new york city, the country's largest school district made improvements in nutrition. physical activity and child parent education in school and city-wide. rates of obesity in kindergarten through eighth grade children dropped 5.5% districtwide in five years. you can make a difference with these programs. other places like philadelphia and mississippi also beginning to see meaningful progress in reducing child could weight problems. stopping the routine selling of junk food at schools reinforces the message to children that they need to adopt healthier eating and exercise habits that hopefully will last a lifetime. we cannot succeed in teaching our children to eat healthier foods while selling four hundred billion empty calories of junk food in our schools every day and every year. mission readiness strongly supports the u.s. va's efforts to reduce -- reduce junk food to the decades-old standards in food vending machines and cafeteria lines. that is why more than 200 signed over to congress in support of process
, if he can hold a city just% among college white women, he is at 50, romney has to win two-thirds of all other white to win today nation majority. he can to the. republicans were in that ballpark in 2010. they were in the neighborhood. but to give you a sense, two-thirds among those other three quadrants is what reagan won in 84 during the most decisive landslide in modern times. so that is a key total. i will end with two quick points. one for each party. better is a not entirely comforting message for democrats here as well. the general trend isn't like them to win a majority with a smaller number of whites than they used to be but they're also winning a smaller number of whites. .. >> eisenhower, '52, romney could come in right in that range and lose. and, you know, i mean, i think that is bound to -- it should precipitate a conversation in the party. one romney adviser said to me, this is the last time anyone will try to do this, by which they meant assemble a national minority on the back of white votes. every serious thinker realizes it's unrealistic, but the existing coalition is
city boroughs on the supreme court. justice sotomayor, and justice scalia from queens, justice ginsburg and justice kegan. staten island is not but you never know when there might be vacancies and we might address that gap. there are six product of harvard law school and three products at yale on the supreme court. there are apparently no other law schools in the united states besides those two. it is a bizarre and unfortunate fact i think actually. but those are i hope interesting facts about the supreme court. but frankly i don't think that they are very important. here is an important fact about the supreme court. there are five republicans and four democrats. i will speak for somewhat longer. but this is basically all you need to know. if there is a takeaway i've gotten to the point earlier there are five republicans and four democrats and that tells you much of what you need to know. it is true the justices where the roads because they are supposed to look alike and it's supposed to give the perception that they are all pretty much the same. but just as the united states congress i
for the first time, first time in history. but our representatives of four new york city boroughs on the supreme court. there is justice sotomayor from the bronx, justice scalia from queens, justice ginsburg from brooklyn, and justin kagan from manhattan. tragically staten island is unrepresented on the supreme court. but you never know when to might be vacancies and we might address that. there are six products of harvard law school in three parts of yale law school on the supreme court for corporately no other law schools in the united states. [laughter] besides those two. it is a bizarre and unfortunate fact i think. but those are help interesting facts about the supreme court. but, frankly, i don't think they're very important. here's an important fact about the supreme court. there are five republicans and four democrats. i will speak for somewhat longer, but this is basically all you need to know. [laughter] if there's a take away here, i've gotten to the point early. there are five republicans and four democrats, and that really tells you much of what you need to know. and it is true that
hotels. now low wind, but just more simple kind of structure and operation. and actually, so lake city airport. and these hotels, the front desk is actually also the starbucks and the breakfast counter. the same person who checks u.n. gets you your coffee and danish. and that is just as simple everyone is looking to do more things with fewer people. therefore instead of 25,000 person, britney 50 people creating jobs. i think it is going to require the really different approach to the economy. we have education here. the two are connected. we have to completely. in an ideal world that is what the connection might be about. romney's few. it's not. but some are elated that is what we're going to have to go to. >> the last of questions. it talks about new actors in the rise of china. you might also characterize it as the emergence of new competitors, new rivals, both in terms of economics and our. tom rowe in his last book china is even the most of its authoritarian as some. by contrast we're getting only 50 percent of the potential benefits from our first-rate democratic system. john brok
of dire predictions far off any future. the city $400 figure refers to an analysis of the cbo as that of a different less generous ryan plan. goes all the way to year 2022, the cbo made no estimates of the new version except to say that beneficiaries might face higher costs. the new ryan plan was changed in other ways that would change the option of traditional medicare. he decide to set the future growth rate to medicare to the same metric used by obama and his method so there wouldn't be a difference. and the study published recently by the journal of american medical association suggests the out of pocket payment for additional medicare would be only $800 more a year under the ryan plan. that's odyssey significantly lower than the $6400. strangely president obama was at the aarp last week and the use the $6400 figure which appears in many of these ads, but then he added something interesting. he said now, now, that was in his original plan at a want to be fair here. he then modified it because there was a lot of pushback from seniors. so we said we will have a traditional m
, the united nations general assembly meeting continues today in new york city. one of today's speakers, the libyan president, is expected to address the united nations around 5 p.m. eastern, and we'll have his remarks live for you on our companion network, c-span. >>> and on our campaign 2012 coverage, tonight a debate between candidates for u.s. senate in nevada. incumbent republican dean heller is up against democratic congresswoman shelley berkeley. that gets under way at 11 p.m. eastern live on c-span. >> to foster work and enterprise in the middle east and other developing countries, i'll initiate something i'll call prosperity pacs, working with the private sector. the program will identify the barriers to investment in trade and entrepreneurship and entrepreneurialism in developing nations. and in exchange to opening their markets to u.s. investment and trade, developing nations will receive u.s. assistance packages focused on developing the institutions of liberty, the rule of law, property rights. >> we believe that freedom and self-determination are not unique to one culture.
to level the playing field and that we should have no cities for any energy at all in order to have competition. but if we can't get rid of the oil and gas subsidies that we can afford, that we need to create a level playing field. >> the reason that renewable energy doesn't get off the ground is not because they're not great ideas that don't work, but because financially, they are not viable because of the tax breaks for fossil fuels do not first of all, my campaign was not funded almost entirely by any group. you know that. the total amount of money that i have received in 14 years is less than 1% as the total amount of running. about $114,000. that includes johnson and another 20% on top of that, that is different from the national liberal money bundlers who have put in hundreds of thousands of dollars into your campaign. when subsidies are important. i would point out two things. first of all, i support a plan to have the general accountability office to a complete study of all the subsidies. right now in america, wind is getting the biggest subsidy of all. i am not necessarily
to the moms and to the providers are given new york city three-quarters of families on a waiting list reported that their childcare arrangements were negatively affecting their children. one parent from minnesota on the waiting list that my child is six months old and has been in three horrible daycare center in athens. research is clear that parents are more likely to work if they have reliable childcare and they find it very challenging to work when they do not. in north carolina about one out of four families on the states waiting list has lost or quit their jobs while waiting for childcare assistance. a minnesota parent describe a loss of job after eight months because upsets in my schedule due to babysitting problems. is conscientious about lining up childcare arrangements that disruptions caused everything that i had carefully plan to come tumbling down. low income moms live on the edge. they face so many challenges and childcare assistance is a lifeline. they are our countless other stories about moms who have benefited from childcare assistance but time is short. there's no way you can
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